DA 122A – Introduction to Digital Video introduces students to the creative and technical experience of capturing, working with and editing digital video. Lectures and labs will provide students with the necessary vocabulary and understanding of digital video production methods including: resolution, compression, non-linear video editing and digital effects. Students will explore the tools, techniques and language of cinematography including: preparing a treatment, writing a script, developing a shot list and drawing storyboards. Students will work together in small crews through the stages of pre-production, production and post-production to complete three short digital video projects for screening including both a documentary and narrative film.

The principles of design, the functions of design, design theory, colour theory and typography are areas of study for DA 113, Introduction to Graphic Design. Concepts are analyzed during lectures and discussion and are applied to projects using Adobe Illustrator.